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Extra-curricular activity bill killed

March 14, 2001

Extra-curricular activity bill killed



A Maryland House of Delegates Committee has killed a proposal to allow home school and private school students to join extra-curricular activities at their local public schools.

Del. Joseph R. Bartlett, R-Frederick/Washington, said the idea was referred to summer study.

"There is support for the concept of allowing some access," he said.

Fellow members of the House Ways and Means Committee, which killed the bill on a 15 to 3 vote, didn't want to create more competition on already competitive sports teams, he said.

Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, voted against the bill.

Bartlett said he hopes the committee will be willing to open up nonsports activities such as drama and choir next year.

- Laura Ernde

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